War Machine, formerly knownas Jon Koppenhaver, appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Wednesday, where several more charges were tacked on to the original seven that he had faced, stemming from an alleged altercation between him, former girlfriend Christy Mack, and a male acquaintance of Mack’s, Corey Thomas, at Mack’s Las Vegas home.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 17, when Koppenhaver will face 32 felony counts including two counts of attempted murder alongside others ranging from battery constituting domestic violence to sexual assault to kidnapping and battery, according to the amended complaint that MMAWeekly.com acquired on Wednesday.
Some of the charges against Koppenhaver date back to May of 2013, which is a year prior to the most recent incident at Mack’s residence.
Koppenhaver remains in custody with no bail.
The former Bellator fighter and The Ultimate Fighter 6 contestant was arrested by U.S. Marshalls and local law enforcement officers on Aug. 15 at an Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley, Calif., having fled Las Vegas sometime after the Aug. 8 incident involving Mack an Thomas.
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Mack claims that Koppenhaver attacked Thomas, punching him several times before forcing him to leave her residence, and then turned on her. She says he struck her numerous times, forced her to undress and shower, unsuccessfully attempted to rape her, and threatened her with a knife before she escaped, running naked from her home to a neighbor’s house.
Mack ended up in the hospital. She says she suffered several broken facial bones, numerous contusions, a rupture liver, and other injuries.
After the alleged altercation, Koppenhaver tweeted that he had went to Mack’s home to surprise her with an engagement ring and ended up fighting for his life. He added that he believed that the police would not give him a fair break.
He was caught days later in California, where he appeared in court and his attorney, Brandon Sua, said that his client’s case has been represented unfairly in favor of Mack, according to a report by KTLA5.
“The hardest thing for my client is seeing the responses from the media, the public. There’s been a lot of statements on one side,” said Sua. “The media has done a good job of painting my client as a monster, but my client is not a monster. He is a good guy.”
Koppenhaver will go before the court in Las Vegas on Oct. 17 and will face 32 felony counts.